Set Phasers To Sue: CBS Will Take Fan Film 'Star Trek: Axanar' To Court
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Set Phasers To Sue: CBS Will Take Fan Film ‘Star Trek: Axanar’ To Court

After over a year of tangled legal proceedings, and to many a fan’s contention, CBS and Paramount will officially settle their lawsuit against a fan made film in court. The producers of fan movie Axanar are being sued by CBS and Paramount for copyright infringement, as Axanar takes place within the #StarTrek universe and continues plot points from The Original Series . This seems pretty cut and dry, but the sticking point has been the fact that there are a plethora of other Star Trek fan movies and TV shows, with some of them even starring original cast members — like Star Trek: Renegades , featuring Walter Koenig as Admiral Pavel Chekov, and Tim Russ as Tuvok. Because of the existence of other unlicensed Star Trek productions, fans have been up in arms about the Axanar lawsuit, but CBS and Paramount make a fair case. Axanar is a full length movie, funded by $1 million raised online — and crucially, it steps on the toes of #StarTrekDiscovery , a new TV show set to air later this year. Previously On Paramount v Axanar Productions What’s really interesting about this case is that the Axanar producers were totally unaware of […]

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